Day 4

Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do "Remember," "At the Convent Threshold," and "Baby Lies So Fast Asleep" tell us about Rossetti's attitude towards death?

    Death is a theme commonly visited in Rossetti's work and something that she clearly thought about a great deal. Specifically, she imagines what will happen after she dies, both in an earthly and heavenly sense. "Remember" and "At the Convent Threshold" are good examples of this. She also views death and the afterlife as a place where you will have to answer for your actions in life. "Baby Lies So Fast Asleep" reflects Rossetti's sense of the fragility of life and death's universal reach.

  2. 2

    Who are the characters in "The Convent Threshold," and...

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